An Utmost Quest

Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


An Utmost Quest
The long day wanes,
And in our bodies ravaged by time,
Hindered by mortality,

We still seek, we still strive –

And we will not yield
Because truth is rarely
Where we expect to find it.

And so we follow
Sinking stars
For ever and forever.

Weekly Photo Challenge: For this challenge, show us what quest means to you.

I’m a wanderer, often setting out on a journey with only the goal of getting lost because…well, that’s one of the benefits of exploring, right?

This image is just one of the many icons that adorn the city walls of Seville, Spain.  These icons are commonplace, but I found them remarkable.  They reminded me that things of beauty and joy are often enshrined in ordinary and can be found even when you don’t know where you’re going or where you are.  So, as Tennyson poetically wrote, great things are bound to be discovered in each of our life’s quest if we dare to seek them out.


City Mirrors

Nonsense, Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


City Mirrors
Though we’ll never meet
Know that our lives are
Mirrored in these city streets
Of hot glass, hard concrete
And cold steel –

But running late;
No time to contemplate,
Feet must move to and fro –
Things to see, places to go.


WPC Mirror: This week, show us a mirror. You can take this photo challenge literally, and find reflections in mirrors, or in the stillness of a natural body of water. Live in an urban area? Some skyscrapers are beautifully reflective of the cityscape around them. Or, use this challenge to take a photo of yourself in the mirror. Self-documentation is important, especially for those of us who are usually behind the lens. Enjoy!

WPC: Morning Calls Haiku

Photography, Poetry, Weekly Photo Challenge, Writing


Morning Calls

The long arms of Time
And the sounds of Morning’s call
Are are lost in Sleep
© ettemeyer

Although I am up well before 7, I am not a morning person (essentially sleepwalking until I’ve had two cups of coffee).

WPC Theme: Morning.  For this week’s photo challenge, publish a new post with an image that means morning to you. We’re especially interested in creative and unique takes on the theme — bonus points to those who think beyond the usual sunrise photo!